The Steward

St. Benedict Parish
2215 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 588-6484 phone
(773) 588-4927 fax

Rectory Hours:

Mon - Thurs 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday : CLOSED

Christmas & New Year Hours


Mon. Dec 24th : CLOSED

Tue. Dec 25th  : CLOSED

Tue. Jan 1st    : CLOSED





Regular Masses:

Monday - Friday:  8:30 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:30 PM



Baptisms:  Parents must be registered parishioners.  Baptisms are scheduled on every Sunday at 1:30 PM and at one of the weekend masses on the fourth weekend of the month. Baptism preparation class is necessary. Baptism preparation classes are held on the first Wednesday and second Sunday of the month. Call the parish office to register for class and baptism.

Saturday: 11 AM-12 NOON
Also by appointment in the rectory

Weddings: Arrange with a pastoral staff member at least four months in advance. Participation in marriage preparation is essential.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): For unbaptized persons or baptized persons interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the process of becoming a Catholic. Call the parish office.


Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Tuesday at 9 AM


Religious Education: Arrangements should be made for the religious education of children attending public schools. Call the director of catechesis at (773) 588-6484.

Homebound: Call parish office to arrange communion in home for those unable to attend mass or to request visit by parish nurse.



Catechetical Commission

Mary Sue Wielgus, Director of Catechesis

The Catechetical Commission of St. Benedict Parish works to inculcate the gospel message of Jesus, providing opportunities for life-long education and formation for all ages and abilities.

If you would like to participate in any of the following ministries, please contact Mary Sue Wielgus, Director of Catechesis, at (773) 588-6484, ext. 339, or

Baptismal Preparation - instruct parents about Baptism at St. Ben’s
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - instruct children in scripture
New Parents Group - new families reaching out to and supporting other families
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - assist adults wishing to receive First Sacraments
Religious Education Catechists - teach children about their faith
Special Religious Education (SPRED) - teach disabled children about their faith